It’s the final week of the Vancouver International Film Festival, and what have you done with your miserable, sedentary life? Have you gone to see a movie? Have you? May we suggest Rust and Bone (Oct. 6) from Un prophète director Jacques Audiard and starring Matthias Schoenaerts as a damaged boxer and Marion Cotillard as a whale trainer who, after suffering a shocking accident at work, allows him into her life. Or This Ain’t California (Oct. 6), which chronicles East German skateboarders in the 1980s prior to the fall of the Eastern Bloc. Or perhaps Rodney Ascher’s fascinatingly obsessive doc Room 237 (Oct. 7 and 11) about Stanley Kubrick’s much-mused-about film The Shining and the various theories—crackpot and otherwise—the film has inspired. More info at viff.org.
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